Decades of experience helping accident victims

If an injury or illness has affected your life or ability to work, we can help.

With our no win, no fee guarantee, there is no financial risk in making a compensation claim, even if you don't win your claim.

How did your injury happen?

Although some solicitors handle all types of claim, a specialist personal injury solicitor will give you the best chance of making a successful compensation claim.

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Do I have a personal injury claim?

It should be possible to make a compensation claim if you suffered an injury:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

To get a clearer idea if you can make a claim, you can check your claim online, or for a more definitive answer, speak to an injury claims advisor on 0800 376 1001.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. Practically speaking, various other factors can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the circumstances of your accident or whether the defendant is uninsured.

It costs nothing to find out if you are eligible to claim. Speak to a legal expert now on 0800 376 1001. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Injury Claim Checker.

What if the injured claimant is a child?

Whether you were injured on a playground, at school, or anywhere else, you can start a claim at any point until your 21st birthday.

Regardless of when the injury occurred, an injured child's parent or legal guardian can start a compensation claim on behalf of the child at any point until the child's 18th birthday.

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

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A complete list of recoverable losses in an injury claim

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now.

Cardiff road accident claims

Vehicle accidents in Cardiff are relatively common. Official 2021 data recorded 309 road accidents in Cardiff (252 slight accidents, 56 accidents and 1 fatalities). Accidents in Cardiff in 2013 included traffic collisions on the dual carriageway of the A4161 and A4119 crossroads and on the dual carriageway of the A4160 and A4234 junction.

If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured in one of the 100's of serious road accidents that occur in Cardiff and across the UK every year, you may be able to claim no win, no fee compensation.

Whether you were involved in a hit-and-run, or have been hurt in a crash on a roundabout, our useful guide sets out how to claim road accident compensation.

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Road accident compensation claims

Cardiff work accident claims

Cardiff Health and Safety Executive data for 2021 revealed there were 311 non-fatal and 0 fatal work accidents. The injured worker was required to take 7 or more days off work in 237 cases.

You may be eligible to make a work accident claim if you've been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.

Whether you suffered an injury or illness working as a baggage handler or a site labourer, our work injury claim guide sets out everything you need to know about making a successful compensation claim.

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Work accident claims

How common are Cardiff work accidents?

Work accidents in Cardiff (HSE)Reported Injuries
General14%
Electric shock injury0%
Machinery related injury1%
Exposed to explosion0%
Exposed to fire0%
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. radiation poisoning)1%
Fall from height8%
Animal related (e.g. veterinary)0%
Lifting and handling injuries25%
Physical assault6%
Slip, trip, fall same level27%
Struck against4%
Struck by moving vehicle2%
Struck by object9%
Crushed by something collapsing1%

Cardiff clinical negligence claims

Clinical negligence is the term used when a person is injured as the result of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional's carelessness. Our expert solicitor panel can help you claim compensation from a clinic or NHS trust responsible for Cardiff, including Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff).

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Cardiff public place injury claims

An individual or company that owns or occupies a property has a legal duty of care to the people who visit it.

Whether your accident occurred in an office or on a public footpath, and someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

If you've been injured in a public place, we can help you.

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Public place accident compensation claims

Compensation claims for serious injuries

Serious injuries, often referred to as catastrophic injuries, are those which have an immediate and life-changing impact on an injured person and their family. Serious injuries typically include head, brain and spinal injuries.

Our panel of expert catastrophic injury solicitors understand the difference compensation can make to the lives of severely injured claimants.

Compensation will ease the financial burden and reduce stress, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation. Your solicitor will work with insurance providers and medical professionals, to help you get the support you need.

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Serious and catastrophic injury compensation

Will I need to meet my solicitor face to face?

Personal injury claims are conducted remotely. This means you won't have to travel to your solicitor's office when making a claim.

Before you start your claim, you can speak to a trained injury claims advisor about your options.

If you decide to make a compensation claim, your solicitor will take you through the process over the phone. You will be able to speak to your solicitor at any stage and you wlll receive regular updates.

No win, no fee injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

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How we can help you

Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning injury claims in Cardiff and cross the UK.

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If you have any questions, or would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, we are open:

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Frequently asked questions

Have you helped many injury claimants in Cardiff?

We assist 100's of injured claimants in Cardiff and South Wales every year.

Your solicitor will fight hard to win your case and recover the best possible compensation sum, regardless of whether you were injured in public or because of a coworker's negligence.

Are claims run on a 100% No Win, No Fee basis?

If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. You won't have to pay a penny to start a claim.

Cardiff solicitor reviews

All injury lawyers must meet strict professional standards, but service levels vary considerably. Personal recommendations, word of mouth and online reviews will help you find the right solicitor for your claim.

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Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person, in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If, for example, an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process for them.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the personal injury solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

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Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly to blame?

Even if you feel you were partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to claim compensation.

You may also still be able to claim if something you did (or failed to do) meant your injuries were more serious than they might have otherwise been (e.g. you were knocked off your bike, but you weren't wearing a helmet).

If you were partly to blame, this is known as contributory negligence. Successful claims are often made on the basis of contributory negligence, although compensation may be reduced.

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Claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The time needed to resolve a compensation claim and pay out compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can sometimes take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

This table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

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Will I have to go to court?

The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 2%) of personal injury claims go to court - typically only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved.

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Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Can I get an early (interim) compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid out to you before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

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Can I get interim compensation payments?

Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor

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Howard Willis, Personal injury solicitor